Meet Our Experts!

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has a host of dedicated in-house experts, who have developed proven youth development programs and training materials for thousands of Clubs across the country. They oversee programs in the areas of education, fitness, social recreation, teen issues, bullying prevention and more!

Our Leadership:

Jim Clark
President and CEO
[general youth issues - nonprofit management]

Jim Clark joined Boys & Girls Clubs of America as president and CEO in January 2012. An expert in nonprofit management, Clark formerly served as president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, one of the largest and most successful local BGCA affiliates.  In his current position, Clark leads the largest network of facility-based youth development organizations in the world.

 


Jim Clark

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America Experts:

Romero Brown
National Vice President, Program, Training & Youth Development Services
[teen driving - teen issues - character and citizenship]

As national vice president of Program, Training & Youth Development Services, Romero Brown is responsible for BGCA's character and citizenship, health and life skills and sports, fitness and recreation programs. Brown also leads the organization’s Family Strengthening and Civic Engagement initiatives. He developed and launched major campaigns to encourage America’s youth to lead healthier lifestyles and serve as citizens of good character. 

In Their Words.

 

 Romero Brown

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Joe Mollner
Senior Director, High-Risk Youth
[gang prevention/intervention - juvenile delinquency - bullying - youth violence]

A former police officer, Joe Mollner manages all gang and delinquency prevention and intervention initiatives as well as the Targeted Re-Entry initiative and is an expert on issues around gangs, gang violence, gang prevention and community efforts to combat the spread of gangs. He is based at BGCA’s national headquarters in Atlanta and also works from St. Paul, MN.

 

 Joe Mollner

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Wayne B. Moss
Senior Director, Healthy Lifestyles
[childhood obesity - youth fitness, health and wellness]

An expert on youth sports, recreation and health and wellness issues, Wayne Moss is responsible for a range of programs at BGCA, including Triple Play, the WANNA PLAY?™ Program, Jr. RBI and RBI.

In Their Words.

 

Wayne Moss

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Les Nichols
National Vice President, Child & Club Safety
[child safety - risk management - facility design]

Les Nichols’ career spans 35 years and includes such diverse expertise as child safety, security, organizational risk management, and the design and maintenance of youth facilities for education and recreation. As national vice president of Child & Club Safety, Nichols is responsible for advocacy, publishing, training and consulting directly with local Clubs to establish best practices that help Clubs create and maintain safe settings and conditions for youth to grow and learn. This includes screening staff and volunteers, the prevention of sexual abuse, anti-bullying programs, facility security and the prevention of workplace violence, transportation safety, aquatic safety, code compliance and physical hazards, health hazards and emergency response planning.

 

Les Nichols

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Dan Rauzi
Senior Director, Character and Leadership
[technology - online safety]

As senior director, Character and Leadership, Dan Rauzi plans and administers the essential components of youth technology programs for Boys & Girls Clubs. He plans and coordinates technology curriculum development, overseeing the creation of technology curriculum for Club members, including basic computer skills, digital media skills and the organization’s media safety program.

In Their Words.

 

Dan Rauzi

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Erica S. Stevens, PhD
Senior Director, Academic Success
[education - high school graduation - arts]

Serving as Senior Director, Academic Success, Erica is responsible for the supervision and management of a comprehensive academic success initiative, including the high school graduation strategy. Her primary task is to develop the capacity of Clubs to support the educational achievement of Club members.

In Their Words.

Erica S. Stevens, PhD.

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